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Practice Paper 2 (Bring Textbooks)
5/8A-5/11B: Climate Change
Video 1: Carbon Dioxide Monitoring
Video 2: History of the Keeling Curve
Video 3: Methane Research
Homework: Read Topic 4.4 in Kognity.
Extra: NASA climate monitoring
Extra: Common Misconceptions about climate change
5/4A-5/7B: Relationships in the Biosphere: the carbon cycle.
SL/HL Read: Topic 4.3 Carbon Cycling. Answer assigned questions (group handout).
video 1: Carbon cycling (animation)
video 2: Carbon cycling (NASA)
HL Read: Topic 9.4. Answer assigned questions (Kognity).
Topic 4.3. Carbon cycling. (discuss questions, answers do not have to be turned in).
HW: Work not completed during class.
DUE: IB Research Project Proposal. Upload all files to managebac.
5/2A-5/3B: Relationships in the biosphere
Video 1: Hidden beauty of pollinators (TED)
Video 2: Whale Fall (Cycle of Life)
SL: Practice Questions (energy) continued.
HL: Plant growth
Link: Article-Plant hormones and food security
Video: Auxin and Phototropism
Extra: Interactive on role of hormones in plants
Extra: Hormones in plants
4/30-5/1: Relationships in the biosphere
SL slides: (Energy and trophic cascades)
SL Practice Work: Data problems
HL slides: Plant structures and adaptations
HL Practice Work: Data problems
HW: SL: Read topic 4.2. (Growth in plants).
HL: Read topic 9.3 (Growth in plants).
See managebac for additional details.
SL: introduction to relationships in the biosphere
Link: BBC Earth
HL: Transpiration lab
Link: Video instructions for potometers
Link: Video Potometer (rationale)
Extra: quantum mechanics of photosynthesis
Extra: Artificial photosynthesis
Quiz: SL photosynthesis topics (HL Light-dependent Reactions)
Questionnaire on Climate
Slides: Exploration in sustainability
SL: Read: A leaf in time.
HL:Process overview (Light dependent, independent)
HL: Slides-plant structures
HW: HL-read topic 9.1.
SL-read topic 4.1.
4/23: Introduction to Research: How to design a focused exploration
HW: Project- Write a design proposal for a topic of your choosing (due 5/2B-5/3A).
Video: Electron transport chain
Video: Calvin Cycle
HW: Study for Quiz
Video: Overview of Photosynthesis
Video: Limiting Factors
4/13B-4/16A: Photosynthesis and photopigments
Link: Video-photosynthesis overview
Link: Light and photopigments
Link: Lab activity-analysis of photopigments by chromatography
Homework: Complete the following pages: (due 4/17B-4/18B)
1. Rf calculation
2. Process of photosynthesis
Link: Slides 1
1. Artificial leaves
2. Using plants to generate electricity
3. Photosynthetic, sap sucking sea slugs
4. Pea aphids act like plants
5. Using lasers to map forests in 3D
1. Video link
2. Video Link
Homework: Review topic 2.9 (SL). HL: Read topic 8.3 and answer in text questions.
4/9B-4/10A: Electron transport chain and chemiosmosis
Quiz: Glycolysis, fermentation, Citric acid cycle (HL).
4/4A-4/5B: Aerobic Cellular Respiration
Homework: Data questions.
4/2A-4/3B: Cellular respiration: fermentation
Lab activity: which substrate does yeast prefer?
Homework: Answer questions on lab activity (sent through managebac). HL read pp. 380-388. Take reading notes. SL: review pp. 122-129.
Link: Better foods through fermentation
Link: Practice interactive-respiration/photosynthesis
In class activity: carbon skeletons.
Extra: Click and learn review
Extra: Glycolysis (the rap) "Come on sugar..."
HW: Read pp. 122-129. Create an infographic on "ATP". See details on managebac.
Extra: NPR podcast on fermentation in foods
Link: Cellular Energy and metabolism (overview)
3/19A-3/20B: Enzymes Practical
Article: Papain and Bromelain enzymes
Slides: Investigations of pineapple enzymes
Slides: Factors that influence enzyme activity
Homework: enzyme experiments (linked here)
Complete the DBQ on pp. 100-101.
Extra: Protein database exploration of Bromelain
Extra: The chemistry of gelatin
3/10-3/18: Spring Break
3/8A-3/9B: Exam: Topics 2.1-2.5
Notes on Proteins and Enzymes Due
Kahoots for review of Carbs/lipids
3/2A-3/5B: Enzymes: Collisions and Energy
Slides: HL Enzymes and Inhibition
Slides: SL Enzymes
Video: Enzymes in nature-finding microbes to degrade plastics
Link: Students discover a way to degrade plastics
2/28A-3/1B: Introduction to enzymes
Video: Mechanisms of enzyme activation
2/26A-2/27B: Protein Functions
Link: Amino Acids and proteins
Link: Explanation of protein structure and denaturation
Quiz on proteins (B day)
Link: Article-protein discovery
HW: Read pp. 96-105 (Enzymes). Take notes. These notes along with notes on proteins will be graded on exam day.
Watch: Bozeman Science Enzymes (linked here).
2/22A: Quiz on proteins
2/19A-2/23B: Introduction to Proteins
Link: What are proteins? (Utah genetics)
Link: Types of proteins (explore; make a list with brief descriptions)
Link: proteins overview Bozeman Science (video)
Link: 3D visualization amino acids
Link: Fold-it (using a game to predict structures)
Link: Visualizing structures in 3D (TED)
Link: Amino Acid side chain chart
HW: Review structures of amino acids and protein. Quiz on 2/22A-2/27B.
Book topic to review 2.4. Students pursuing HL should also review pp. 369-371 for levels of protein structure.
2/13A-2/14B: Lab Analysis
Link: Biology for life "T-test"
HW: Prepare a write up of your analysis, along with reflection answers. Report should be typed and include at least 1 table and 1 graph (Due 2/15A-2/16B).
2/9A-2/12B: Lab Analysis
Slides: Instructions for activity
Link: Alternative Worksheet (for students who missed lab)
Link: Class Data Set (2nd period)
Link: Class Data Set (8th period)
Link: Student's T Text
Link: Calculating Standard Deviation
Link: Calculating Calories in food
Link: Class data set (4th period)
2/5A-2/6B: Biomolecules and Nutrition
Slides (guided inquiry)
Homework: Watch Bozeman Science (Proteins). Take notes on the video (these will be graded). Read textbook pp. 87-93.
2/1A-2/2B: Carbs vs Lipids (continued)
1. Continue working on data-based questions. (check answers using key when finished). Note any questions or confusions.
2. Read calorimetry lab procedure (posted in managebac). Prepare a procedural flow chart
and a list of questions. The flow chart is your ticket in to participate in the lab so be sure to have this for the next class period.
Video (lab procedures): Determining calories in food.
1/30A-1/31B: Carbs vs. Lipids
Link: TED-what's wrong with the food we eat?
Write brief reflection on TED talk. Guidelines: Does it make you want to change your eating habits? Why or why not. What surprised you? Upload on managebac.
Evaluate: Develop an expert opinion on the article:
"The fat fueled-brain: unnatural or advantageous (linked here).
Work in groups of no more than 4. Write a brief summary and whether or not you believe this article. Support your answer with evidence.
DO: DBQ questions (linked here). You may work in groups. Unfinished work will be continued in the next class period.
Note: Bring textbooks to class on 2/1A-2/2B
1/26A-1/29B: Lipids and health: BMI
Slides (BMI and nomograms)
Link: Nutritional labels
Link: Article-types of fats
Link: Nutrition facts database
Link: Body fat percentage calculator
Homework: Finish biozone pages on lipids. Create an infographic detailing the different fat structures (saturated vs mono/poly unsaturated fats) and their associated health effects.
Activity: Modeling biomolecules
Homework: Biozone p. 45 (front/back). Nutritional labels: Prepare a google slideshow with photographs 8 nutritional labels from your favorite snacks (2 each in lab groups). Upload as PDF to link on managebac.
Upcoming: Quiz on carbs/lipids 1/26A, 1/29B
1/22A-1/23B: Lab exploration-Identify an unknown Carbohydrate.
Homework: Answer questions in the lab packet (see managebac). Upload on managebac as pdf.
1/18A-1/19B: Topic 2.3 Carbohydrates to lipids
Homework: Biozone pages 41-44.
1/12A-1/16B: Molecules to metabolism
Slides (2): In class modeling activity
Homework: Review topics 2.1-2.2. Quiz on 1/18A-1/19B. Read pp. 73-85.
1/10A-1/11B: Carbon chemistry
Homework: 1. Read pp. 61-67.
2. Practice drawing carbon molecules using guidance from slideshow (linked here).
Document your practice on this template (linked here).
1/8A-1/9B: Introduction to Molecular Biology
Homework: read pp. 68-73.
Complete Handout on the search for life on Titan